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ADD Resources Closure March 1, 2016

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It is with saddened hearts that the ADD Resources Board of Directors announce the closure of ADD Resources effective March 1, 2016.  We have been battling financial struggles for the past few years and are no longer able to stay open.  It has been a wonderful 22 years of sharing of resources, strategies, engaging support […]

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CDC’s ADHD Symptoms & Diagnosis in Children

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by Center for Disease Control (CDC)* – Deciding if a child has ADHD is a several-step process. There is no single test to diagnose ADHD, and many other problems, like anxiety, depression, and certain types of learning disabilities, can have similar symptoms. The American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, Fifth edition (DSM-5)¹, is used […]

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CDC’s ADHD Checklist for Children

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by Center for Disease Control (CDC)* – Deciding if a child has ADHD is a several step process. There is no single test to diagnose ADHD, and many other problems, like anxiety, depression, and certain types of learning disabilities, can have similar symptoms. The criteria are presented here in modified form in order to make […]

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ADHD Champions In Your Life Survey

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by Meg McDonald, Executive Director, ADD Resources* – In June 2015, ADDR conducted a survey in the eNews asking readers about their ADHD champions. Here are the champions who received mentions. There are many more ADHD champions who deserve our thanks for the difference they make in our lives. This is our first round of reaching out and saying […]

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Employee Assistance Programs (EAP): An ADHD Adult’s Lifeline

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By Jaclyn Paul* – Here is how I fast-tracked my own ADHD diagnosis and treatment — and how you can, too. If you’re struggling, you don’t need to navigate the mental health care maze alone. There’s a free, simple program out there to help, and it may be just a phone call away. Does the company […]

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The Worst Rankings in the Country

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by Meg McDonald, Executive Director, ADD Resources – For Five States A Black Mark in Mental Health Services –  With Washington ranking 48, the other states that had the greatest need for mental health services and the poorest access to these services were Louisiana (47), Nevada (49), Mississippi (50) and Arizona (51). The overall rankings for […]

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Dr. Amen’s Adult ADHD Checklist

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by Daniel G. Amen, MD –  One of the most common ways I diagnose ADHD in adults is when parents reluctantly tell me that they have tried their child’s medication and that they found it very helpful. They report it helped them concentrate for longer periods of time. They became more organized and were less impulsive. […]

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NIMH’s The Basics of ADHD

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by The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) – Coming from NIMH, a classic article with a clear, thorough description of the basics of ADHD. The article is on NIMH’s website as well. What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD, ADD)? Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders and can continue through […]

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3 Reasons Why It’s Tough to Find an Adult ADHD Medical Provider

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by Meg McDonald, Executive Director, ADD Resources* – Why is it so tough to find a medical provider that understands Adult ADHD? This phenomenon is particularly noticeable in the Puget Sound Region and it’s evident all across the country. Where are the medical providers that are trained in diagnosing and treating Adult ADHD and the […]

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I’ve been diagnosed with…..

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by Kimberly Castelo, MS, LLC, LMFTA* – When you go to a therapist or a doctor with a problem, you’re often given a diagnosis. Depending on the diagnosis, you may think no big deal or you may  worry. A diagnoses can be concerning. Truth be told, it’s easy for society to see you as a diagnosis, […]

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